posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:42 PM
It is a good thing we have the capability to watch for solar flares,.
we can have plenty of time to react to situations such as anything
relating to our power generation and distribution,.
If utilities and generation stations stay on top of things we shouldnt
have anything to worry about. except a planned outtage.
I brought the question up at a Doble conference last year, about planned brown outs.
due to the increasing solar activity.
They (department heads) are aware of the potential scenario
and "should " act accordingly. for example: SDG&E keep guys stationed
at "important "substations ready to disconnect the unit in the event of something catastrophic,
therefor avoiding any long term grid failures.
FYI,. it takes about 30 to 40 days to build a distribution transformer.
and most of the big corps are back logged about 9 months already,. so it is
not like we could call our local transformer co. and say I need a unit ASAP.
You can bet they will be on top of this issue,.
edit on 22-2-2011 by Lil Drummerboy because: (no reason given)